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Festival in the garden

Welcome to Festival in the Garden – the Festival of Trees’ inaugural summer event and an enchanting new way to celebrate Festival of Trees beyond the holiday season!

Join us Thursday, August 25 from 6-8 p.m. for a memorable, adult-only summer evening. Starting with a welcome reception where guests can relax over a drink before picking their spot within the stunning Aga Khan Garden to enjoy delicious food and performances by local talent Steven Sware and Téa G. Each $200 ticket secures you and your plus one a spot at this event, along with a specially curated picnic box of charcuterie and drinks and a $100 tax receipt.

The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees has been Edmonton’s signature fundraising and friend-raising event for over 36 years, raising more than $23 million for critically important causes at the University of Alberta Hospital site and throughout the community.

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Performing at the Festival in the Garden, Edmonton-based Téa G has a voice beyond her years. Over the last nine years, this Filipino-Canadian artist has lent her voice to hundreds of charity events and won awards and recognition from competitions and gatherings around the world.

Steven Sware is a talented pop vocalist and recording artist, based out of Edmonton. Since the age of 15, Sware has performed in various bands and solo ventures, earning awards and accolades in the local music scene. We are pleased to include him in our live music line up for the Festival in the Garden.

Transforming Neurological Rehabilitation

Kicking off the 2022 Festival of Trees, Festival in the Garden is the beginning of our fundraising efforts for this year’s cause: neurological rehabilitation.

By 2031, the estimated number of Canadians hospitalized with a brain injury will increase by 28%. Together, we can transform neurological rehabilitation in Alberta and beyond, with the creation of an advanced Neuro Rehabilitation Innovation Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital. Our commitment to raise $1.2 million for this project will give researchers near-limitless opportunities to make groundbreaking discoveries that will impact the lives of those living with traumatic neurological conditions.

Location & Parking

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The University of Alberta Botanic Garden (formerly the Devonian Botanic Garden) is located in Parkland County, 15 minutes south west of Edmonton, 5 km north of Devon on Hwy 60. Please note the Garden is not located on the University of Alberta campus. 

Free parking is available at the Botanic Garden. 

Festival in the Garden FAQs

Are children able to come to this event?

We're pleased to offer child-friendly events with the Festival of Trees, however, the Festival in the Garden is an 18+ event.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Outside food and drink are not permitted in the garden.

Which part of the Botanic Garden will our tickets give us access to?

Guests will have access to the Aga Khan Gardens for the duration of the event.

What are the seating arrangements like at the garden?

Guests will have their pick of locations within the Aga Khan Garden to sit. We recommend you bring a blanket or folding chairs.

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Please contact our Events Team at events@givetouhf.ca.

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